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PBS
Aug 20, 2013 3:00pm PDT
landscape of age and influence. >> then a big bet on serious tv news. al-jazeera launches today. the prospects and the challenges ahead. >> the supreme court's rulings on same-sex marriage set reverberations across the country. we look at how states are grappling with the landmark decision. >> it mate be august but at the white house today, football was in the air, 40 years late. >> i'm proud to welcome the only undefeated, untied team in nfl history to the white house for the first time. give it up for the 1972 miami dolphins! >> and health officials say 300,000 americans contract lyme disease each year, 10 times more than previously thought. we explore what is behind the latest numbers. >> all ahead on tonight's news hour. >> major funding for the pbs news hour has been provided by -- cheer >> egypt ace military government dealt another below to the muslim brotherhood today taking the group's stream leader in cut. margaret warner begins our covering. >> authorities charge the group's general guide, mohammed badea with inciting violence in the aftermath of muhammad morrissey's oust
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 5:00am EDT
america's strategy. ♪ hello and welcome, i'm steven in doha and this is al jazeera, coming up, one of the most prominent leader is arrested and they are pulling out from the front line in their battle against the congo army. but first united states is still planning a military response to a suspected gas attack by syrian government forces. it had expected the uk to join a possible coalition but the british parliament voted against any strikes on syria as carolyn malone reports. >> reporter: the resistance outside of the white house against the u.s. attacking syria. and the leaders look at military options and an important ally is against intervening with syria with suspected use of chemical weapons and chuck hagel says the united states still hopes to act with other allies. >> our approach is to continue to find an international coalition that will act together and i think you are seeing a number of countries say publically state their position on the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: on thursday british members of parliament voted against involvement in military action. >> the ayes t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00am EDT
>> welcome about a al jazeera, i'm stephanie sy. here are the top stories. japan is raising a red flag about a toxic water leak. it was upgraded to a level three series incident. this is the first time that japan has issued a warn about the reactors since a melt down from a tsunami two years ago. the white house said it has not made any final decisions about aid to egypt. >>> 18 wildfires are burning across the country right now. the two in idaho are top priority. >>> for the first time german chancellor merkel visited the death camps, some criticize the trip calling it election politics. >>> bradley manning find out how long he'll have to spend behind bars for leaking classified information. prosecutors have requested that he get at least 60 years. those are your headlines. consider this starts right now. you're watching al jazeera, i'm stephanie sy. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovr
CNN
Aug 25, 2013 8:00am PDT
, grading al jazeera america's first week on the air. should other cable news networks be worried about the new kid on the block? ingeniously uses radar to alert you to possible collision threats. and in certain situations it can apply the brakes. introducing the all-new 2014 chevrolet impala with available crash imminent braking. always looking forward. while watching your back. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. and recently the 2013 chevrolet impala received the j.d. power award for highest ranked large car in initial quality. >>> less than a week after it replaced the current tv channel, al jazeera america may not have attracted a longer audience, but it's generated a lot of attention. critics have called its fact first attitude slow and plodding while boosters say it's calm and comprehensive. it may be too soon to judge, but that won't stop us here. joining me to discuss cable news latest player, here in washington, david zurawik, tv critic for "the baltimore sun." in charlotte, north carolina, mohammed el nawawy, co-author of "al gentleman jeera, the story of the n
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
, "instantly engaging and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. make sure that stories don't escape them. >> every day a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you heard angles you hadn't considered. consider this, antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo. stories that matter to you. saudi arabia for that. ♪ test test .. . .. . but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." welcome back to al jazeera. members of congress are being briefed right now about syria. >> possibly to start the end of this week, about now. now things look so very different. the loyal britt whose have stood by the americans in iraq, and afghanistan will not be onboard, this time. so obama has to decide, i think, whether to go it alone with perhaps the support of the french. and it looks like there's no way he is going to have a u.n. security council mandate. i think part of the parliamentary debate. i think they tried again. the russians seem to be opposed. another meeting of the permanent five mem
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:30am EDT
coverage reveal more of america's stories. al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. with an autographed jersey, and obama shared a few praise. >> coach shula retired with more wins than any coach in history. each time that record has been challenged, team after team has fallin short. >> michael eaves joins us to talk more about that. the president was having a lot [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:30am EDT
every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. content while setting new standards in journalism. >> a new voice of journalism in the u.s., al jazeera america. america. >> we tell the human store ri from around the block, across the country. >> if joe can't find work, his family will go from living in a hotel to living in their car. >> connected, inspired, bold. jazeera.com. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 2:00pm EDT
>>> this is al jazeera. Â [music] >> hello, this is the news hour on al jazeera. wilwill making headlines egypt's mubarak back in court daydayes after he left prison. >> one of the famed pillars of hercules. Â [music] >> it may prove to be the worst attack committed, the syrian government has reached an agreement with inspectors. may find some of the images in the report, disturbing. >> they were uploaded on to you tube. the syrian government denies it was responsible. sitting with the united nations disarmtament and reported. global leaders are calling. the president has been reaching security advisors to consider his options. >> president the obama has asked the defense department >> reporter: obama has said any use of chemical weapons is a redline. during a phone call on saturday the british prime minister agreed. >> we need to be careful here about air strikes. these entities will have to try to control the aftermath. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of state called on his counterparts. >> reporter: moscow is alarmed by reports >> we have said it once, twice and given our as
PBS
Aug 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
tanks after hundreds of tons of water leaked out. >>> al jazeera america has kicked off in new york. some welcome a different angle on the news while others say it's biased against the u.s. >>> and the friends and family of a japanese war correspondent are remembering her one year after her death and trying to spread her message. >>> workers at the damaged fukushima daiichi plant say a leakage of contaminated water may have gone undetected for some time. they say the storage tank doesn't have a water level gauge and their monitoring may not have been adequate. workers found a puddle forming just outside a low wall surrounding tanks near reactor number four. they confirmed one of the tanks lost more than 300 tons of water. the water contains high levels of radioactive substances. officials of the tokyo electric power company says the tank has no water gauge. they say the workers didn't notice the leak in their daily inspections until they saw the puddle outside the barrier. nuclear regulators urged the utility to check 350 tanks of the same structure in the compound. >> translator: i
Al Jazeera America
Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
please go there al jazeera.com. >> we want to welcome you to al jazeera. here's a look at our headlines. the investigation reveals how cheap clothes for americans are putting children's lives in danger. burn up. more than 50 wildfires in the states and federal firefighters are running out of resources. and president obama asked to cut aid after dead. military funding is on the line. >> we begin with an al jazeera investigation. our focus child in bangladesh where children are working in dangerous factories making clothes for global companies. that's despite one of the worstt in that country. people were killed when a building that houseed several garment factories. her investigation found some 12-year-olds sewing for a million dollarle retailer. >> reporter: bangladesh is the cheapest country in the world to make clothing. it's a label comes at a price. government regulations is laxed and company are not required to assure workers are safe. we traveled to the capitol, taka. investigates safety conditions. this is one of very many subcontracting factories in bangladesh. it seem
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:30pm EDT
name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. what happens when social media uncovers unheard and fascinating news stories? >> they share it on a stream. would probably be very good at that also. that is it for al-jazeera america. ♪ schwartz: martyn stacey has also been campaigning for tighter controls on adventure tour operators. schwartz: ballooning may appear to be the gentlest of extreme sports but this is a four tonne aircraft with more power than many a light plane and no brakes. a pilot can take the craft up or down but direction is determined by the win
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 8:30am EDT
america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >> this is just the beginning of something much bigger. >> thank god i didn't have to suffer what he had to go through. >> this sunday, the premiere of "into eternity". >> i am now in this place where you should never come. >> how do you contain 100,000 years of nuclear danger? >> it is an invisible danger. >> al jazeera america presents "into eternity". premieres sunday night 9 eastern. >> i want to continue the conversation on housing for a minute, it's such an important part of the economy. there is a huge change going on in many neighborhoods across the country. it might even be inous. big investors are buying up foreclosed homes in distressed communities as far as they can. then they're turning them into rental homes. it's creating a buy to rent industry. some locals say the big financial
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:30am EDT
with al jazeera london. >> reporter: that story and the rest of the day's news can all be found on our website that you can see on your screen there. >> obama is going to fundamentally change the way you receive healthcare and real money is going to be your best source to find out how, and first i will take you to the state with the fewest doctors per capita and a place obamacare may not help and college has sky rocketed and so has the salaries of president and one man who has not turned his back on detroit and they see opportunity where others see a dying city and this is real money. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. my name is jonat
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 4:00pm EDT
jazeera.com. >> welcome to al jazeera, i'm richelle carey from north carolina. reports of chemical weapons used in syria while syria government said they found chemicals in tunnels of rebels task is not done. >> martin luther king iii continues to call on the work of his father. >>> and the fire at yosemite park could be a threat to san francisco. >> this is al jazeera, i'm richelle carey. mounting evidence this afternoon about the possible use of chemical weapons in syria. doctors without borders say more than 3500 people were treated for neurotoxic symptoms. 355 of them died. meanwhile, syrian tv say soldiers have found nerve agents in tunnels rebels in damascus. president obama has been meeting with national security advisers to discuss a possible response to these incidents of chemical weapons in syria. earlier we spoke to richard murphy, ambassador to syria. >> the likelihood of an attack of this scope mounted by the opposition as the secretary of foreign ministry said vanishing and near zero. some feel the syrian government is accountable. you united statethe united statd tha
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:30am EDT
, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. ♪ >>> a new development monday at america's once mighty retailer jcpenney. bill akman is dumping his shares in the company, 39 million of them. last week i told you how he used his influence to bring in ron johnson to remake jcpenney. now it's stock is down more than 30% this year alone. ron johnson is long gone, and akman has pie in his face, so he is selling his shares. so the saga of one of america's great retail icons continues. let's talk about water. the battle over water is forcing some communities to make tough choices with real financial effects, and th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
stories coming up on al jazeera. >> the 50th anniversary of the march on washington today brought out some of the biggest names in politics and the civil rights movement. a half century to the day after reverend martin luther king jr. said i have a dream, they gathered again and al jazeera's mike vequerra was there. >> bells ran on the national mall and across the country to mark the moment. the time a half century ago when martin luther king, jr. spoke to a racially divided america. people of all stripes packed the mall to hear the words inspired by dr. king. joseph lowry was a freedom fighter along with dr. king. >> committed to be a nation of liberty and justice for all. >> julian bond a civil rights veteran who led a sit in at a segregated lunch counter at greensboro, south carolina. >> we're still being challenged, from the stand your ground laws. >> the spirit of dr. king's words captured the hearts of people not just around america. but around the world. >> part celebration, part commemoration, part renewal. it was 50 years ago on this day that dr. king led the famous march on
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 12:00pm EDT
♪ >> i'm rachelle kerry, here is the latest from al jazeera. the white house is still trying to rally support from its allies for a strike on syria, that makes it very clear it is willing to go it alone. firefighters are trying to slow down the progress of that massive wild fire inside yosemite national park. bad news for ol' day drivers as uncertainty on gas prices. ♪ ♪ we could learn more about plans the u.s. plans to respond to last week's chemical weapons attack. this happened only civilians near the syrian capitol. secretary state will speak later this hour, we will bring that to you live. first, though, president obama says he hasn't made a decision on the timing or scope of any military action, that is according to a congressman. an unclassified version on last week's attack, that's expected later today. and french president says his country is welcome to back any u.s. action against syria. let's start with mike, live at the white house. that's a pretty big development there, we have come a long way. talk more about our allies. >> i was covering ten years ago, when tw
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
say the same? and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. be and let me just show you what 13,000 people living under canvas looks like. they built this from scratch. the camp need clean water, sanitation. there is a lot that stil
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00am EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera. here is your news on the hour. i'm stephanie sy. army private first class bradley manning will find out how long he has to spend behind bars for leaking classified information. the judge will announce the sentence at 10:00 a.m. eastern. prosecutors have requested that he get at least 60 years. >>> a toxic warning has been upgraded at the fukushima water plant. it has been upgraded to the level three. >>> president obama met with his national security team to discuss cutting some of the $1.5 billion in eight that the u.s. sends to egypt every year. the house has not made any final decisions. >>> more than 50 wildfires are burning across the country. the two in idaho are considered top priority. the u.s. has spent a billion dollars fighting fires this year. we'll have complete news coverage for you at 7:00 a.m. eastern, and of course you can always follow us any time by logging on to our website at www.america.aljazeera.com. i'm stephanie sy in new york. you're watching al jazeera news. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 5:00pm EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris. former egyptian president hosni mubarak is expected to be released in the next 24 hours a court ordered him to be freed while prosecutors investigate corruption allegations against him. the u.n. is holding an emergency meeting to discuss reports of a chemical weapons report in syria. hundreds of people died in an attack near damascus. the syrian government denies the charges but there are many calls for the u.n. to investigate. >> the secretary general is aware that a number of the member states have expressed grave concern about the possible use of chemical weapons in syria. the secretary general reaffirms his determination of a thorough investigation into the alleged incidents brought against the state. >> bradley manning was dishonorly discharged and forfeited of his pay. i'm tony harris. >>> welcome. it's violent and turbulent in >>> we need -. and there have been mistakes. >> one is a coalition building and how do you talk about democracy in to what he had forth as the leading country and how it fell apart. my name is jonathan betz.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 12:30am EDT
. patients were dying in the space of a few hours. children were especially vulnerable. al jazeera was the first news channel on the scene. in the following days and weeks we tracked the epidemic as it ripped across the country. leaving dozens, then hundreds, and soon thousands of haitians dead in its wake. i'd reported from war zones for years - and from haiti since a day after the earthquake - but this was a new disaster that shocked the world. cholera had somehow arrived in haiti - and it wasn't long before rumors that un nepalese peacekeepers were involved led us to a base on the banks of the country's largest river. >> what are you digging, why are you digging here? well we're not being told exactly what's going on here, but it certainly smells like sewage, there are toilets right there, and the liquid seems to be draining into this river just a few meters away that flows into the nearby town of mirebalais. >> back then, it felt like we'd stumbled on the scene of a crime. now, after a series of investigations - including by the un itself - it seems that's exactly what did happen.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:00am EDT
something truly important. al jazeera, haley, idaho. >> this morning the army private at the center of the wikileaks scandal will learn his fate. a military judge will sentence bradley manning the former intelligence analyst who stole 700,000 classified government documents. he could face up to 90 years in prison. last year manning was convicted of a variety of charges including espionage, theft and computer fraud. sentencing is underway for staff sergeant robert bales. he pleaded guilty to murdering afghan civilians last year, most of them women and children. on tuesday prosecutors went through the crimes offering details of how he broke into homes chasing his victims. seven afghan witnesses testified. the youngest witness was 12 years old. >>> after the violent and bloody change of government in egypt the u.s. is rethinking its relationship with a powerful mideast ally. president obama met with his advisers about possibly cutting the $1.5 billion in annual ai ad to egypt. >> under mounting pressure to halt payment foss egypt, today a flat denial from the white house that aid has a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 5:00am EDT
action against syria. ♪ i'm in doho are the world news from al jazeera, also in the program signs of progress in what is a troubled relationship, hamid karzai extends visit to pakistan. thailand feels the strain as muslim refugees crowd into detention centers plus. >> i don't know what the solution is but they need to come up with one. >> reporter: back to school in chicago. but the trip to the classroom for many students is even more dangerous. ♪ military intervention in syria is a step closer. the u.s. and some european states are considering using force in response to last week's suspected gas attack. hundreds died in the incident in damascus last week. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is convinced that the regime used chemical weapons and the diplomatic editor james reports. >> reporter: these horrific pictures of the aftermath of resent attacks have after more than two years of war in syria prompted the strongest words yet from the obama administration. secretary of state john kerry made it clear the u.s. is certain chemical weapons were used and he knows who they were used
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
eyes, but justice is now here. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, fort hood. >> and nidal is the first u.s. soldier to receive the death penalty since 1961. well, it was a day of reflection and remembrance at the mall in washington. many gathered to celebrate the event. >>> it's a wage war as fast food workers walk out on their employers. police in new york are keeping at least a dozen mosques under surveillance. we'll explain why and what it means for people who attend them. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:30am EDT
powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. >> we spent time with the gangster disciples. >> escape from the unexpected. >> i am a cancer survivor, not mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm al
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
>> hi, i'm rachelle carey. although is the latest from al jazeera. hundreds are dead from the capital of damascus. the opposition said that the government used chemical weapons. bradley manning sentenced to 35 years behind bars for leaking thousands of documents from wikileaks. and former army major,s responsible for the shooting at fort hood, has rested his case without calling any witnesses. >> syria is facing growing international condemnation after opposition groups say the government carried out a chemical attack. opposition groups claim hundreds of people died in the attack in a suburb of damascus. the government denies the charges. the attack happened as inspector investigate reports of previous chemical weapon attacks. we have more from beirut. >> opposite vision activist as well as the main political opposition in exile demand the united nations investigate the claims that chemical weapons were used in the suburbs of damascus. there is an u.n. team in syria at the moment. they were investigating three alleged chemical weapons attacks. but those attacks happened a few
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
jazeera.com. ♪ . >> announcer: this is al jazee jazeera. >> reporter: hello and welcome to the news hour from al jazeera headquarters in doha and i have your top stories. >> ayes to the right 272, nos to the left 285. >> reporter: a no vote from britain and the u.s. is mulling a possible strike on syria. under arrest but undeterred the muslim brotherhood calls for protests as another top member is detained. anger in the democratic republic of congo after bombs hit homes and some say they came from rawan dshg a. a multi million dollar pay out to players suffering from injuries and we hear from a nfl star on what the settlement means to him. >> no matter what my three children will be able to go and get their education. ♪ well, the u.s. has lost britain's backing for any military intervention in syria but a possible strike remains on the table. the obama administration is still considering its options and france may be a willing partner. we will be live in paris with details in that in a moment and we go to london for a reaction of if no vote in parliament and we have this report fr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
>> hello, and welcome to al jazeera, in new york our top stories at this hour. a little too late is the word from i can't an syria and allegf chemical weapons use. >>> schools in chicago are about to open after a tumultuous year. >> good to have you with us. u.n. inspectors may soon get the first look at a site of an alleged chemical wal attack in syria. five days after the attacks the obama administration is questioning whether inevidence remains. >>> u.n. disarmament chief is in damascus trying t to timize a te and place for the access. and mike, it sounds like the obama administration has heard enough. >> reporter: the administration now says there is little doubt the president's red line has been crossed. the only question now will there be a military price to pay for the assad regime? >> reporter: after initially insisting on access for u.n. inspectors, now the white house says it's too late. any belated additio decision bym would be considered too late to be credible, adding there is very little doubt at this point that a chemical weapon was used by a syrian regime against civ
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:00am EDT
you are watching al jazeera live from doha. sexual miss conduct allegations on the final day of bo xilai's trial. firefighters in california struggle to contain one of the worst wildfire in the state's history and are you suffering from nomophobia and that is a fear of being without your mobile phone. un inspectors in syria left the otell for damascus and heading to the site where chemical weapons were allegedly used last week. the attack killed hundreds and thousands are severely ill. west enpowers blamed the syrian government and now they are weighing options for military actions in syria and french foreign minister says a response to the attack will be decided in the coming days. the british foreign secretary william hague said it was clear to be able to respond without the unanimous backing of the un and russia has deep concerns over the possibility of a military intervention and president bashir warned the u.s. to stay away saying it faces failure if it strikes. speaking to a russian newspaper they dismissed allegations that they used chemical weapon, describing them as an ins
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 2:30pm EDT
this time the mainstream media don't seem to be interested. >> welcome, everyone. >> al jazeera america makes its debut. will americans buy what they are selling? if dark clouds are bothering your white house, why not bring in something sunny? >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. syndicated columnist cal thompson. jim pinkerton. daily beast columnist kearse ton powers. fox news contributor richard grinnell. "fox news watch" is on right now. >> we can and must be more transparent. so i directed the intelligence community to make public as much information about these programs as possible. all these steps are designed to ensure that the american people can trust their efforts are in line with our interests and our values. to others around the world i want to make clear once again that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. intelligence is focused, above all, on finding the information that's necessary to protect our people and in many cases protect our allies. >> that was the president earlier this month trying to convince americans his
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
news in just a moment here on al-jazeera. saudi arabia for that. ♪ make >>> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here is the latest from al-jazeera. president obama addressed the topic of military intervention in syria today. he says he has not made a final decision but the u.s. is considering a, quote, limited narrow act. the president made it clear he considered syria's use of chemical weapons a threat to national security and secretary of state john kerry echoed obama's sentiments. he said while the u.s. will act on its own timeline, anything that the u.s. does with regard to syria will not be open ended. paul beeben joins us live. secretary kerry made a forceful case for action in syria. what were some of the key points? >> that's right, he was very forceful. almost as emotional as he was earlier in the week, discussing specifics about the details of the aftermath of the chemical attacks. talking about bodies wrapped in white shrouds without a spot of blood but he emphasized over and over, that this intelligence that he was referring to and that was released shortly after t
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:30am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 3:00am EDT
watching al jazeera. also ahead six people die in protests in egypt. and in the democratic republic of congo, tensions are riding. >>> and a verdict is expected in the case of a minor and a fatal gang rape which has shocked the country. >> but first, th the last of the united nations' chemical weapons inspectors left syria. they drove across the border into neighboring lebanon. the 13-member team have been gathering evidence at the sites of last week's suspected chemical weapons attack. we're joined live from the crossing on the lebanon-syria record. zana, as we said, u.n. inspectors are out. they crossed into lebanon. what happens next? >> well, yes, they've crossed into lebanon. they've taken samples, evidence from rebel-controlled territories. they even visited a government hospital because according to the government some of their soldiers from exposed to gas. now they'll undergo laboratory tests, and this could take time. some are toda saying up to two . the departure could have been a sign that the west would start launching strikes against the syrian regime. but as you can se
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
>>> hello and welcome to al jazeera, i'm tony harris in new york. our top stories at this hour, investigating an atrocity, president obama orders u.s. intelligence services to gather details about an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. >>> robert bales says he is sorry. >>> the justice department moves to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hund
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
jazeera.com. >>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm john siegenthaler in new york here is a look at the headlines tonight. the state department says there is no conclusive evidence about the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria, but opposition forces claim they have proof. >>> the yosemite fire triples in size. one of america's most popular national parks is in threat. >>> san diego's mayor may step down tomorrow. >>> and a sinkhole drains water right out of the bayou. now a lawsuit is in the works. ♪ >>> more international outrage tonight over allegations of chemical weapons attack in syria. now it is willing reported that not only were runs killed but emergency responders who helped the victims died too. here is what we know right now. president obama has directed the u.s. intelligence community to quickly gather information about the alleged use of chemical weapons. the u.s. state department says syrian rebels do not have the means for chemical war fair. but the government is denying it used any toxic weapons. we want to warn you the video we are about to show you is graphic. w
CNN
Aug 18, 2013 11:00am EDT
. but will that name, al jazeera, scare away potential viewers as it tries to take on the likes of cnn, msnbc and fox? >>> and if you don't trust journalists, you aren't alone. a new survey finds most americans don't. at "the new york times" it's the job of public editor margaret sullivan to hold reporters accountable, and boy, has she been outspoken. we'll talk with her about what the paper of record is doing wrong and right. >>> and perhaps you've seen this gripping news report from president obama's vacation in martha's vineyard this week. >> after arriving here in martha's vineyard, there was a bit more visibility of something else. the president's golf game. >> but as the first day of the agenda, do you go to the black dog, do you go to oak bluffs, what do you do? >> i expect throughout the week we'll see him take a few trips to get ice cream. >> yep, it's the annual rite of summer as the press descends on the president's vacation and tries to make news. we'll look at just how creative they can get. i'm joanne lipman, and this is "reliable sources." >>> egypt dominated the headlin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
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Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
and international weather. >>> welcome to al jazeera. i'm john siegenthaler. here are tonight's top stories. the obama administration says it is certain chemical weapons were used in syria, and blames the syrian government for the attack. the white house has promised an intelligence report on the attack this week. the syrian government has denied the accusations. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war being beaten around us. if these countries are willing to launch an aggression or military act against syria, i believe the pretext of chemical weapons is also, basically and groundless, and i challenge, i dare them to produce any single piece of evidence. >>> inspectors from the united nations are still in syria looking for evidence of chemical weapons. >>> one of the largest wildfires in california history moved deeper into the yosemite national park. >>> the city of detroit getting a makeover. the state plans to demolish nearly 4,000 abandoned homes to remove urban blight. >>> and health officials in texas working to contain a measles outbreak linked to a so-called mega
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm EDT
>>> i'm richelle carey here is the latest from al jazeera. as world powers debate what to do in syria, the un says a million children are now refugees because of the conflict. the jury is deliberating the fate of nidal hasan. more evacuations near california's yosemite national park and continues to grow. >>> and the new housing numbers are out. sales fall sharply as mortgage rates rise. ♪ >>> three years into the war in syria, diplomatic efforts to stop the conflict have gone nowhere. russia has joined the u.s. and other countries in calling for an independent un probe into this week's aledged chemical weapons attack near damascus. we begin with a look at the refugee crisis in syria. >> reporter: normally being described as one in a million is a compliment. here it is anything but. for a million syrian children, this is now their life. abraham is ten years old. he likes to tease his sister. he arrived a few days ago, and so far it is one big adventure, but says he has seen a lot. >> translator: we fled shellings and bombings. we were being bombed and they just destroyed us. a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 4:00pm EDT
been tried in afghanistan he would have been hanged along ago. al jazeera, kabul. >> firefighters continue to battle wildfires across idaho. officials say 1,250 homes remain evacuated in areas of the resort of ketchum and sun valley due to a large wildfire burning nearby. firefighters could use some help from the conditions, let's check in with rebecca. >> meteorologist: it does look good for idaho right now. we're looking at dry conditions set up for idaho. states that had fire season begin fairly early in june and july. let's take a look at the drought map. we have dry ground going from southern idaho southeast oregon down into nevada. and that's exactly where we're concerned about thunderstorms tonight. the moisture off oh shor offshos spinning thunderstorms into the areas where we would not like to see lightening strikes. now there are fire concerns because lightening strikes without a lot of rain can start a new one. >> thank you. coming up on al jazeera, just three words, we will tell you what army major in a da nadal hs said in his own defense. >> welcome back, everyone, fo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm EDT
>> hello, and welcome to the news hour live from al jazeera's head quarters here in doha. syria's foreign ministers denied the government carried out last week's attack, but the u.s. said assad's regime is responsible. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale. >> hello there, in london, european leaders are reacting to the chemical weapons claims. the french president said his government is ready to punish those responsible, and called for a vote on the issue. >>> plus tens of thousands flee from their homes from flooding, and the noise pollution on the streets of india. >> western powers and now some arab league nations appear to be moving towards military intervention in syria. just in the past hour the white house press secretary made it clear of the administration. >> there is no doubt here that chemical weapons were used on a massive scale on augus august 21st outside of damascus. there is also very little doubt and should be no doubt for anyone who approaches this logically. that the syrian regime responsible for the use of chemical weapon
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 5:00pm EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera. i am del walters in new york. these are your headlines: the united nations says their inspectors will visit the site of wednesday's suspected chemical weapons attack tomorrow. syria has granted access and called for a temporary cease fire to allow those inspectors safe packagessage. doctors without borders confirmed yesterday approximately 3600 patients from the attack displayed neuro toxic syndrome did. more revelations from leaker edward snowden about spicing by the u.s.a., tapping into the internal conference system by decrypting it, that according to documents provided by snowed deny to "der spiegel," more than 450 communications from the headquarters in new york city. >>> more than 130,000 acres have been burned by the raging wildfire now underway in northern california and it is affecting life for hundreds miles away. here, in las vegas, nevada, several out door events had to be cancelled because of the smoke. it is now being called one of the largest wildfires in california history. >>> thanks for watching. i am del walters. america tonight is
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 9:00am EDT
>> announcer: this is al jazeera. >> hello and welcome to any news hour. i'm here with a special program featuring the latest over the alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. we didn't do it, and we're ready to defend ourselves. but the work of the chemical when pons inspectors is delayed for a day. also coming up on the program, a prolonged visit to pakistan. there's signs of new talk with the taliban. >>> and why india is turning a deaf ear to the noise pollution on its streets. ♪ >>> hello, western powers are moving towards military intervention in syria, and it now seems some kind of faction could happen within days. the syrian foreign minister says it is ready to defend itself. he has also declared they had nothing to do with the alleged chemical weapons attack. here is the latest. >> reporter: syria's response to the threat of military intervention is one of defiance. the international community needs to find another reason. >> translator: we are all hearing the drums of war around us. if they launch a war in syria, i think the pretext of chemical weapons is frail and f
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
. for now, 5% contained. all right, al-jazeera melissa chan joining us. thank you so much. >>> now to the escalating tensions in syria. according to defense secretary chuck hagel, president obama has asked the pentagon for military options. the president plans to meet with his national security advisors at the whitehouse this weekend. hagle also suggested u.s. war ships are being repositioned in the mediterranean in the event the president orders the use of force. also this morning, there are appalling new pictures from syria, images taken soon after the alleged chemical weapons attack. we want to warn you that these pictures are extremely graphic. charles stratford has a report from syria. >> there seems little doubt that some sort of chemical weapon killed these people. this video was shot by an independent journalist for britain's itv news. victims lie where they fell, men and women, some with their children at their side, their faces contorted in pain, frozen in the agonizing moment did they died. whatever killed these people killed indiscriminately. a cat, a flock of sheep, and o
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